Monday, December 31, 2007
The concept for this card came from a card I viewed on the site called "self-addressed". I have used this layout using the calendar stamp, and then changing the year stamp to various sentinments......HappyBirthday, Good Luck, etc.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
I've been purchasing kits from " Self-Addressed" for sometime now, which is a Card and Mini Album online store. Each month I receive a kit which has several sheets of patterned papers, card stock, stamps and embellishment to make a project. Above is a card that I made from this month kits which featured patterned paper by Chatterbox.
Products: patterned paper: Chatterbox; card stock: Bazzill; ribbon: May Arts; rhinestones: Hero; glitter accents: Melissa Frances; chipboard: chip board basics.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Products: stamps: Artful Illusion and Paper Inspiration; card stock: Bazzill, Paper Co.; Gold Leafing pen
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
These layouts are not totally finished but I wanted to show everyone what I've been working on........
Here are two layouts the first of which shows a photo that hangs in the Adams family home showing what picking cotton was like years back. The other is a photo of me experiencing my first cotton picking experience and the fruits of my experience to show the grand kids. The next layout is a picture of the family homestead that they name the "Plezarosa", and a photo of some pecans growing on one of the many trees that still produce on the farm. I also picked some to bring back for my holiday baking this season.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Products: Stamp: Provo Craft; Galloping Horse Card stock: stickers; Marvy: markers and chalk for coloring.
Products: Parasols and Rain Drops: Impression Obsession; Ink: Color Box Chalk; Markers: Marvy
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I've been fortunate to have had 5 cards published in Stampers' Sampler Take Ten --Winter 2008 Magazine. The cards are above or can been seen on pages, 100 (Different Point of View card names: Bonne Annee, Saint Roch, Floral Dream), 44 (My Country card) and 34 ( Lemons) in the magazine.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Stamp products: artful illusions
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Products: Patterned paper: Design Original, Basic Grey; card stock: Bazzill; stamp: Eclectic Omnibus K-77; Rangers Ink; chalk
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Products: Patterned paper: Basic Grey; card stock: Bazzill; Stamp: Savvy (snowflake); Rain Dots: Cloud 9.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
This I feel is one of those card that looks better hands on to see the softness of the colours. I will admit also that I found this a challenge also for I'm not found of tone on tone cards generally.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
The theme for this week is Tag It. You have to use a tag on your project, or make a tag. Here I made a mini album (3 fold outs and one will be pictured)..... in the one opening I inserted 2 tags ( #4 view), to either journal on or place a picture.
Products: patterned paper: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding; chip toppers: Bazzill; shimmer shapes: Scrap Works; Vintage transfers: Melissa Frances; blossoms: Making Memories; vellum quotes: Die Cuts With A View; chip board: Plane Jane; punches: Martha Stewart (boarder and snowflake): stamps: Hero (not shown in these views)
Friday, November 9, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Soot stamping is done by using a piece of white glossy card stock. Using a clean stamp to get a good impression on the soot. A candle is also needed and a sealer.
How to do it: Have the candle lit....and take your piece of card stock (remember to use the glossy side) and hold it at an angle over the flame. Keep the paper moving at ALL TIMES! Moving it in a circular motion, till you see the soot start to form on the front of the glossy side. Once the soot is on the front of the card try to avoid touching it with your fingertips as it will remove the soot. Take a CLEAN stamp and press it into the soot (which will give you a negative image of your stamp). Seal the image with a sealant either a glossy or matte spray fixative. I use a Krylon gloss sealer, spray lightly and let it dry in between coats. Mount your image onto a card. Warning...remember you are working with a candle and paper which are very flammable.